I am truly blessed. I am surrounded by so many amazingly talented individuals.
My brother, although he doesn't have the time for it now, is a great artist and poet. My sister in law, Erin, is also an artist in both the visual and culinary realms. Nella, my sister in heart, is fun and passionate in her drawings, vectors, and paintings. Quincy's art work is so detailed and just jaw droppingly beautiful. The Hope's and the mini army of artists at Hope 4 Pain produce unbelievable works of art on skin and on canvas. Zhandro is amazing with his calculated vectors and his paintings that just flow with dumbfounding ease. Tessa has an amazing eye for spotting beautiful fleeting moments and eternalizing them with a click and a flash. Luke, who produces like a factory, is filled with endless inspiration and the energy and talent to put his vision down. There are countless other visual artists and musicians who fill my life with so much beauty that sometimes I just can not believe I am this lucky to experience it all.
And when the thought of all these blessings are just about to make me burst, there is that voice that is filled with more passion than one person should be able to express out loud, and I can do nothing more than just be thankful to be given my life and the people in it.
I love painting, drawing, crafting, and sewing. I love that I have the opportunity to share my creative side, but more than that I am thankful that amazing people share their art with me. I wake up everyday next to someone who never ceases to amaze me and inspire me. His love for music is so natural and pure. And we go through our days together with others who appreciate, support, and create so much beauty.
Our lives and our island are filled with so much talent and beauty. We don't have a grand and glorious gallery. Our island is the gallery and there is so much on display.
This post was supposed to be short and wordless. I just wanted to share a painting my friend Luke did. But the painting got me thinking about all the people who touch my life with the beauty they create. I just wanted to take some time to recognize that and give thanks for the blessings that they are to me.